Tag: history

A Collection of Gambling Stories

Because I loved the Amarillo Slim book, Amazon recommended that I might like this one as well.

The Man With the $100,000 Breasts
The Man With the $100,000 Breasts is by Michael Konik. The best gambling story in the book is one referenced in … [continue reading]

Good Calories, Bad Calories is the Best Book Ever Written on Nutrition

** 2016 UPDATE: I was SO WRONG about this book. Taubes is a fraud. See the critical review here. ***

Remember that Top 5 Diet Books post I wrote back in July? All those books can take a HUGE … [continue reading]

The 50 Law

Back in April, I wrote the post An Urban Version of the 48 Laws of Power and broke my own rule about endorsing something before it even came out. Is the book The 50th Law as good as Robert Greene’s … [continue reading]

Collapse – We’re Doomed

After reading Guns, Germs and Steel, I decided to tackle Jared Diamond’s follow-up book Collapse.

Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed
Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by Jared Diamond is an amazing piece of research. At times I thought there was … [continue reading]

Guns, Germs and Steel

I think my head is full. So much information was delivered across 500+ pages. If I retain 10% of the information, I’ll be happy.

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies by Jared Diamond is a monumental book. … [continue reading]

The Drunkard’s Walk – How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Can a book on math and history be interesting? Yes.

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives
The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives by Leonard Mlodinow is a great background into the mathematics of randomness. Even though I did pretty good in statistics, I wish … [continue reading]